To the editor:
It has been my pleasure to serve in the New York state Assembly with Janet Duprey. Her integrity, knowledge and intelligence make her the right choice for this position.
Janet has the respect of all members of the Legislature and works in a non-partisan way to get things done. She is a tireless advocate for her North Country constituents, and her institutional knowledge of tough North Country issues is invaluable. Jan worked hand in hand with ARISE and the Tupper Lake community to push the Adirondack Club and Resort Project through the permitting process. She is a strong advocate for the local economy of all of the North Country communities and works cooperatively with federal, state and local governments as well as the business, farming and nonprofit entities.
Janet is working closely with the governor's office on North Country economic issues, sensitive Indian issues, education issues and many others.
Janet was instrumental in the formation of the Adirondack Caucus and arranged an exchange program for downstate legislators to come to the Adirondack North Country to learn about our issues first hand. This gathering was a great success, and those very legislators are now participating members of the Caucus.
Janet negotiated legislation that became law that helps families with autistic children to access health care coverage. One parent told Jan that it cost him and his wife more than $35,000 out of pocket to get care for their autistic daughter.
I encourage all Republicans to vote on Primary Day for Janet Duprey! She is honest, capable, smart and genuine in her concern for the people of the North Country.
Teresa R. Sayward